Police Chief

Calexico, CA
The City of Calexico

Compensation: $ 11,250.00 – $ 13,674.00 Monthly

Position Objectives:
The City of Calexico is seeking a forward thinking and experienced leader with excellent interpersonal, management, and communication skills. The ideal candidate will be a strong leader, who is engaged, ethical, with the proven ability to increase morale and having the highest level of integrity while mentoring team personnel. The successful candidate will inspire and demonstrate a culture of consistent high performance and accountability and will commit to work collaboratively with staff. The new Police Chief will be a team player with demonstrated success working with diverse populations and community partners.

Minimum Requirements:
Any combination equivalent to: Bachelor’s degree in law enforcement, Criminal Justice or Public Administration and seven years experience in a qualified federal, State, County or Municipal law enforcement agency including at least three years division supervisory experience.

The ideal candidate will be a collaborative, seasoned, innovator who leads from a position of humility and compassion and courage. The next Chief will be out in the community, meeting people, responsive, and sensitive to the community’s needs; particularly our hard to reach and disadvantaged community partners. The ideal Chief leads by example, is transparent and an engaging team-builder who is able to lead a professional law enforcement agency engaged in proactive community-policing. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary to build positive working relationships and professional partnerships, and be a collaborative, inclusive, and ethical leader. The City’s Chief of Police should be accessible to all, relate well to the rank and file, lead with fairness, and embrace workforce diversity in recruiting and hiring. The successful Chief will provide consistent, honest and proactive communication up and down the chain-of-command. The successful Chief will be a champion of outreach into the community and able to cultivate successful relationships with community groups and civic leaders as well as neighborhood groups and associations.

The ideal candidate should be apolitical, yet politically savvy. He/ She will work closely with the City Manager, City Council and community. He/She will have a track record as an effective change agent; motivational, proactive, innovative, and compassionate, as well as flexible and patient. The Chief’s passion for police work in service to the community will be a hallmark of his/her daily endeavors.